Convicted Criminal Landmarks Become World Heritage Sites
Crime buffs, take note: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has just announced that several key landmarks in Tasmania, Australia have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites -- all of them key to Australia's convict history.
New sites include The Cascades Female Factory, in Hobart, where female convicts did laundry and needlework, The Port Arthur Historic Site, which was the Australia's most notorious prison, as well as sites relating to convict-related coal mining, farming and more.
Immerse in historic crime and punishment by booking the Tassie Convict Stop Over package, run by tour operator Goway. It's three days and includes an overnight in the historic Henry Jones Art Hotel.